Losing Louis has been very difficult for both myself, my sons, Jordan aged 14 and Jared aged 12. Louis contracted Covid-19 at the beginning of December 2020, and became too weak to fight anymore.
I had him admitted to Life St Dominic’s Hospital on Friday, 18 December 2020, and he passed away on Monday, 21 December 2020 at 00:22.
Due to the strict lockdown regulations, we were not allowed to see him in hospital, making Friday the last day when we said “goodbye” to him as he left in the ambulance not knowing we would never see him again.
There were no last hugs or butterfly kisses goodbye ...
My son, Jordan turned 14 two days after his dad passed away, and we were all still in isolation. Both me and my youngest son, Jared, tested positive for COVID-19.
This has been the worst time of our lives.
Had it not been for my faith in Jesus, I don’t know where we would be today.
W/O Louis Philippus Fourie of Cambridge SAPS, East London, just missed out on 30 years of service with the SAPS and enjoyed every person he came into contact with.
He would try and help whoever in need.
I salute you my darling husband and loving dada of Jordi and Jared.
Until we meet again in eternity with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, we will treasure our memories with you for the rest of our lives.
[Mrs Fourie, there are no words that will ever be adequate to comfort you and your children as well as the families of the more than 500 police members who had succumbed to COVID-19.
I wish Servamus was in a position to acknowledge each one of our police members by name, but sadly, a comprehensive name list is not yet available. All we can say is that we honour the sacrifices you have made and express our deepest condolences to each of your loved ones. #RIP. Ed.]